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A skinny kid from Alameda, Jimmie Payne, 85, became Mr. America (and Jack LaLanne’s pal)

HEALDSBURG, Calif – Long-ago “Mr. America” and repeat World Wristwrestling champion Jimmie Payne, a pioneer bodybuilder of short stature and Herculean personality, died Friday at age 85. Payne, a Healdsburg resident since 1962, was a skinny kid in Alameda when

A skinny kid from Alameda, Jimmie Payne, 85, became Mr. America (and Jack LaLanne’s pal)

HEALDSBURG, Calif – Long-ago “Mr. America” and repeat World Wristwrestling champion Jimmie Payne, a pioneer bodybuilder of short stature and Herculean personality, died Friday at age 85. Payne, a Healdsburg resident since 1962, was a skinny kid in Alameda when